New Releases For The Week Of July 26th, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of July 26th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Wakes and High Stakes: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Mitzy Moon Mysteries Book 8) by [Trixie Silvertale]A flamboyant funeral. A dashing gigolo. Can this psychic sleuth beat the odds on murder?

Mitzy Moon is never one to celebrate death. But a compelling invitation to a 1920s-themed memorial service, aboard a riverboat casino, entices her to take a gamble. And the only thing hotter than the tables is the newly wealthy widower—until he disappears.

Despite the extravagant decor, Mitzy smells a rat in designer clothing. And warnings from the sexy sheriff, her meddling Ghost-ma, and a spoiled feline all fall on deaf ears, as the list of greedy suspects grows with every spin of the wheel. She’ll have to play her cards just right or end up on a fatal losing streak!

Can Mitzy win against the house, or will she double down on death?

Wakes and High Stakes is the eighth book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s dicey whodunit.

Buy Wakes and High Stakes to cash-in on a caper today!  (Amazon)

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Summer Snoops: Down Under by [Judith Lucci, Colleen Mooney, Anna Celeste Burke, Dianne Harman, Sam Cheever, Amy Vansant, Fiona Quinn, Cindy Bell, J.A. Whiting, Kathi Daley, Summer Prescott, Tonya Kappes]

12 Cozy Mystery Authors and Their Readers to the Rescue Down Under

Looking for cool cozy mysteries for hot summer days?

Then you’ll love our collection of stories in this purr-fectly paw-some cozy boxed set from twelve USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-selling authors.

Help us Help our Australian animal friends as you enjoy hours of fun sniffing out clues on sandy beaches, in shimmering waterways, at mountain top resorts, and small-town celebrations.

These cozy, friendly stories are full of wily sleuths, cagey plots, and un-fur-gettable tails!

Fetch your copy now to get these furr-ocious cozy mysteries at a bargain price and woof it up with us as we go to the rescue down under!

They’re howlingly great reads!


All proceeds support the Wildlife Victoria charity rescuing wildlife affected by the bush fires in Australia.



Judith Lucci: The Most Slippery Crime of the Year: Death on the Slopes – When the pour is just too perfect.
Colleen Mooney: Politicians, Potholes and Pralines – There’s no place like New Orleans to have a good crime!
Anna Celeste Burke: A Tango Before Dying – When trouble waltzes in, it’s not long before Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler step in when a famous ballroom dance champion is murdered.
Dianne Harman: Murder in Cottonwood Springs – Sheriff Rich got the call every lawman dreads – a relative’s murder. And it’s even worse when it’s your sister.
Sam Cheever: Bayou Bubba – Where Miss Chance meets Cal Amity.
Amy Vansant: Pineapple Lies – If Janet Evanovich and the Golden Girls had a baby, it would be the Pineapple Port series!
Fiona Quinn: Mine – A sleepy town in southwest Virginia wakes up to a nightmare of untimely deaths.
Cindy Bell: A Tough Case to Crack – It is a race against the clock to solve a murder so Nuts about Nuts can open on time.
J A Whiting: Reversal of Fortune – Will Claire’s paranormal intuition help solve the case or will her skills fail her when she needs them the most?
Kathi Daley: The Curse of Hollister House – How is one to start again after losing the one thing that speaks to your heart and fuels your passion?
Summer Prescott: Spellstruck – If you liked Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, you’re going to love Spellstruck. Pirate, the talking cat, will charm your socks off!
Tonya Kappes: Stamped Out – More than mail is being delivered…there’s a murder ’bout to happen!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle













The Witch Way Collection: Volume 2 by [Jane Hinchey]Books 4 – 6 in the Witch Way Series

Supernaturals and humans have always lived in harmony in Whitefall Cove…until now.

Continue amateur sleuth Harper Jones’ adventures as she sets about solving the mysteries that befall Whitefall Cove in books 4-6.

If you love witchy sleuths with a knack for finding out whodunit, then you don’t want to miss this bestselling series and your chance to binge read the next three books in this special boxed collection!


Finding a body washed ashore in Whitefall Cove was not how I wanted to start my day. I much preferred to face the morning with a hot strong caffeinated beverage, but alas, we can’t always have what we want. Out on a morning stroll with my familiar, Archie, I couldn’t believe my bad luck when we stumbled upon the body of local teenager Emily Sherman washed up on the beach.


A Druid, a Sorceress, and a Demon Hunter walk into a bar … sounds like the start of a joke, right? Only it’s no joke. Whitefall Cove is over-run with otherworld creatures and this trio is our only hope. With townsfolk possessed and goblins running amok, the last thing we need is a murder, but someone is out for blood, and I fear it’s mine. Llewellyn the demon hunter is convinced I’m some powerful witch that needs protecting, and as more and more bizarre occurrences pile up, I’m starting to think he might be right.


Tiny the giant fairy is intent on making life difficult for the residents of Whitefall Cove. But what happens when the cranky mechanic turns up dead in her garage? Tiny and I have something in common. We share a birthday. So when a mysterious gift turns up on my doorstep that could have had me joining Tiny in the ever-after, I’m immediately suspicious. Add to that Tiny’s death was staged to look like an accident and I’m convinced foul play was involved.


“I fell in love with the characters from the first page of WITCH WAY TO MURDER & MAYHEM. Gran! I wish I had a gran like her. I didn’t figure out who the culprit was until the author wanted me to. I couldn’t put this book down, it has all the elements you’d expect with extras that fit seamlessly into the genre. Cannot wait for more in the series!” Angie, Amazon Reviewer

“I loved the characters in WITCH WAY TO MURDER & MAYHEM so much! Harper Jones comes home to Whitefall Cove after losing her magic, fiance and job. While home living with Gran, who by the way is a hoot! Harper decides to buy The Dusty Attic Book store. This is when the Mystery begins! A murder and a whole bunch of suspects and one very hot detective! I highly recommend this book!” ~ Donna

“WITCH WAY TO MURDER & MAYHEM is a great book! I had so much fun reading this! Gran is a hoot, I want to be like her!! Harper is amazing, even after going through such a horrible break up with a cheating McDouche, as Gran calls him, and losing her magic, she still pulls herself up and comes out ahead of it all. Such a great inspiration. I can’t wait until the next book comes out to see what happens!”  ~ Jodi

“WITCH WAY TO MURDER & MAYHEM  – Gran had me rolling on the floor with belly laughs; I love that clotheshorse hussy. This is not your typical cozy murder mystery; there’s actually interesting storylines, funny dialog, an interesting variety of characters, almost all likable. This clean story moves at a fast pace and there’s plenty of intrigue.”  ~ Texas  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Trust No One (Devlin & Falco Book 1) by [Debra Webb]A double homicide and a missing woman lead a detective to unearth disturbing secrets in this gripping thriller from USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb.

It’s the worst possible time for Detective Kerri Devlin to be involved in an all-consuming double-homicide case. She’s locked in a bitter struggle with her ex-husband and teenage daughter, and her reckless new partner is anything but trustworthy.

Still, she has a job to do: there’s a killer at large, and a pregnant woman has gone missing. Once Devlin and her partner get to work, they quickly unearth secrets involving Birmingham’s most esteemed citizens. Each new layer of the investigation brings Devlin closer to the killer and the missing woman, who starts looking more like a suspect than a victim.

But just as answers come into view, the case twists, expands, and slithers into Devlin’s personal life. There’s a much more sinister game at work, one she doesn’t even know she’s playing—and she must unravel the truth once and for all to stop the killer before she loses everything.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook














Stilton Slaughter: Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Recipe 3 by [steve higgs]Baking. It can get a guy killed.

When retired cop, Albert, arrives in Stilton for a festival, he has cheese on his mind, but that’s not what he gets …

… arriving the morning after the factory and warehouse have been raided, all the stilton is gone, and the security guard, Dave, who bravely fought to stop the thieves, needs someone’s help to save the day.

With sidekick Rex Harrison, the failed police dog, at his side, our aging but sprightly hero will put his ear to the ground and his mind to work as he unravels the clues to this mystery.

Rex and Albert will be tested like never before in this quiet English town as they catch the first glimpse of a criminal mastermind at work.

Can they find the cheese in time to save the festival? Will Rex be able to smell the answer with all the stinky cheese around? It’s a race against time to solve this crime but is there something bigger going on? Can this really just be about some mouldy cheese?

‘Rex, the failed police dog, steals the show every time. His attitude and antics are hilarious and just add to the story!’  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


















Eliza Thomson Investigates: Omnibus: Books 1-3 by [VL McBeath]

Over 600 pages in this three-book omnibus edition.

Join doctor’s wife and amateur sleuth Eliza Thomson, and her friend Connie as they investigate a range of murders … whether the police want them to or not!

1) Murder in Moreton

A cantankerous old woman… A mysterious death… Not what Eliza had planned for her first week back in Moreton…

June 1900: Eliza Thomson is back in Moreton after nearly thirty years away. Her best friend Connie is eager to introduce her to the villagers, but their excitement vanishes when they bump into the ill-tempered Mrs Milwood.

Days later, when Mrs Milwood is found dead, the evidence confirms she was murdered … and there are no shortage of suspects.

With the finger of suspicion pointing at a childhood friend, Eliza is keen to clear her name. But an inspector from New Scotland Yard has other ideas. He won’t have her interfering with the investigation.

Refusing to stand by and do nothing, Eliza and Connie make it their business to unravel the secrets of this sleepy English village … but will the police accept their evidence and bring the right person to justice?

2) Death of an Honourable Gent

The Earl of Lowton isn’t going to let anything spoil his daughter’s debutante ball … not even the body found floating in the lake. Eliza has other ideas…

April 1901: A weekend house party at the stately home of the Earl of Lowton … with an invitation to his daughter’s debutante ball. It should have been perfect.

And it would have been … had it not been for the body found dead in the lake.

The timing couldn’t be worse. With only hours to go before the biggest event in the Lowton’s social calendar, the family have no intention of letting it ruin the occasion.

But Eliza isn’t family.

Determined to prove that the death was murder, Eliza enlists the help of husband Archie, and best friend Connie. But it soon becomes apparent that not everyone wants to see justice done. Can Eliza fight against powerful vested interests and expose the killer … or is she risking too much for the sake of her principles?

3) Dying for a Garden Party

An invitation to a garden party. The perfect opportunity for Eliza to snoop around her childhood home … until she comes across more than she bargained for…

August 1901: Oak House was once Eliza’s home but revisiting the place had never occurred to her … until the invitation to the party arrived.

And then she couldn’t keep away.

Being told to stay in the garden wasn’t going to stop Eliza and Connie from finding their way indoors. But when the master of the house is found with a bullet wound in his head, they have questions to answer…

The victim’s family have their own ideas about the murder. But who had the most to gain from Mr Hartley’s death?

In a world where secrets and lies are the norm, someone is playing games. Unfortunately for them, they haven’t bargained on Eliza’s past.

Can she use her childhood knowledge of the village to identify the killer before they strike again?

If you like Miss Marple-style murder mysteries, and historical heroines with attitude, you’ll love this step-back-in-time cozy series.

Get your copy today!

This omnibus edition includes a sign-up link to a FREE download of the introductory novella A Deadly Tonic.

All books in the Eliza Thomson Investigates series:

• A Deadly Tonic (An Introductory Novella)
• Murder in Moreton
• Death of an Honourable Gent
• Dying for a Garden Party
• A Scottish Fling
• A Christmas Murder (A Novella)

The books are written in UK English.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The Great Douhini (A Mystery Theater Presents Cozy Mystery) by [K.P. Stafford]

What antics has Ghost Farley, Jinx the Cat and Pierre the Rat been up to since the last production at Mystery Theater?

When a well-known actor, with a failing career, signs up to play the lead role in the next production of the small theater in Peculiar, strange things begin to happen.

A nosy, over-bearing, crew member goes missing.
Odd occurrences surround the new actor.
Will Ghost Farley get blamed for mishaps around the theater?

With a long list of suspects, Jess and the mystery gang go to work trying to figure out what’s happened before news gets out and ruins the whole production.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Undercover Geisha (An Aunt Jessica Mystery Book 2) by [Judith Cranswick]



A perilous race across Japan to uncover the geisha’s secret.
Harry and Aunt Jessica’s holiday tour of Japan takes a dramatic turn when Harry witnesses the stabbing of a geisha. As the woman dies in his arms, she entrusts him with a secret and dangerous mission, to deliver a key to White Tiger. The geisha has mistaken Harry for someone called Fox. Who is the real Fox, where and who is White Tiger and what does the key open? Unless he and Aunt Jessica can unravel the mystery, they too could end up dead.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle






















The Wife Who Knew Too Much: A Novel by [Michele Campbell]From Michele Campbell, the bestselling author of It’s Always the Husband comes a new blockbuster thriller in The Wife Who Knew Too Much.

Meet the first Mrs. Ford
Beautiful. Accomplished.
Wealthy beyond imagination.
Married to a much younger man.
And now, she’s dead.

Meet the second Mrs. Ford.
Waitress. Small-town girl.
Married to a man she never forgot,
From a summer romance ten years before.
And now, she’s wealthy beyond imagination.

Who is Connor Ford?
Two women loved him. And knew him as only wives can know.
Set amongst the glittering mansions of the Hamptons,
The Wife Who Knew Too Much is a decadent summer thriller about the lives of those who will do anything for love and money. Who is the victim? Who is the villain? And who will be next to die?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook













Witches and Wedding Cake (A Magical Bakery Mystery Book 9) by [Bailey Cates]Baker Katie Lightfoot is crafting her own magical wedding cake and tracking down a malicious murderer in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series.

Katie will be marrying firefighter Declan McCarthy in less than a week, and she’s still finding time to run the Honeybee Bakery, where she infuses sweets and treats with special spells and cheerful charms. But her hope of getting hitched without a hitch is short-lived. When Declan’s family shows up early to enjoy a few extra days in Savannah, his youngest sister finds an unsavory surprise: her ex-husband, dead in a hotel room hours after they argued.

The ex was scam artist with a lot of enemies, but the argument puts Declan’s sister under suspicion. Between dress fittings and dough-kneading, Katie—along with her witchy friends in the spellbook club—will really have to work some magic to figure out who killed the con man…or there may not be a wedding.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery Book 3) by [Dianne Freeman]In Dianne Freeman’s charming Victorian-era mystery series, Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, finds her sister’s wedding threatened by a vow of vengeance.  

London is known for its bustle and intrigues, but the sedate English countryside can host—or hide—any number of secrets. Frances, the widowed Countess of Harleigh, needs a venue for her sister Lily’s imminent wedding, away from prying eyes. Risings, George Hazleton’s family estate in Hampshire, is a perfect choice, and soon Frances, her beloved George, and other guests have gathered to enjoy the usual country pursuits—shooting, horse riding, and romantic interludes in secluded gardens.

But the bucolic setting harbors a menace, and it’s not simply the arrival of Frances’s socially ambitious mother. Above and below stairs, mysterious accidents befall guests and staff alike. Before long, Frances suspects these “accidents” are deliberate, and fears that the intended victim is Lily’s fiancé, Leo. Frances’s mother is unimpressed by Lily’s groom-to-be and would much prefer that Lily find an aristocratic husband, just as Frances did. But now that Frances has found happiness with George—a man who loves her for much more than her dowry—she heartily approves of Lily’s choice. If she can just keep the couple safe from villains and meddling mamas.

As Frances and George search for the culprit among the assembled family, friends, and servants, more victims fall prey to the mayhem. Mishaps become full-blooded murder, and it seems that no one is safe. And unless Frances can quickly flush out the culprit, the peal of wedding bells may give way to another funeral toll. . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

















RePossessed: Funny Cozy Mystery (Witch Woods Funeral Home Book 6) by [Morgana Best]


What’s worse than being possessed? Repossessed . . .
Laurel thought seeing her mother possessed was bad, but she finds it hard to keep up her spirits when Thelma is struck by lightning and possesses a man with a less than wholesome reputation.
There will be grave consequences when Thelma, who is not in her own body, is the main suspect in a murder, and Ian does some sleuthing.

Will Thelma give up the ghost or will Laurel be able to make it all right?

It’s a dead certainly that this is the new paranormal . . .

RePossessed is Book 6 in this USA Today Bestselling series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle

















March Street Mayhem (March Street Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Estelle Richards]Welcome to the March Street Café, where coffee, sandwiches, and murder are on the menu.

The Bingo Jubilee was going great! Most of Marchville was competing for the giant cash prize, but for Kelly it was just a good catering job.

The night was filled with fun, games, and all the secrets and rivalries of a small town. Despite that, the pay was good and the work took Kelly’s mind off some recent disturbing news.

Yes, the Bingo Jubilee was going great….until they found the body.

Now Kelly is once more flung into the middle of an investigation. Will she find the culprit before they strike again, and will Grandma Iris get the scoop to dish on her arch-rival Shirley?

March Street Mayhem is the second short cozy mystery in the March Street Cozy Mysteries. It has no sex, no gore, and no swearing. It’s a short read, perfect for giving yourself a little treat in between tasks in your busy day.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















The Past Life of Jane Scott (A Wild Cove Mystery Book 4) by [Laura Greene]

“If I’d never come to Wild Cove this would never have happened!”

Jane Scott’s life is slowly unraveling. While she maintains her professional standards as Sheriff of Wild Cove, her love life has fallen apart. Jack Macready is no longer her boyfriend, though they maintain an uneasy friendship. Jane pines for Jack, but is too proud to ask him to take her back. She feels lost, in part four of this thrilling series, and for the first time wonders if coming to Wild Cove was a mistake.

At this difficult time, Jane is pushed to the brink. The entire reason for Jane moving to Wild Cove was to shake off a bad reputation as a whistle-blower in the police force. Now, some of the officers she took down have found her. As they pull Jane’s life apart piece by piece, she is pushed to her limits as she uncovers the real reason they are in town, and why she must do everything she can to stop them.

From international bestselling author Laura Greene comes The Past Life of Jane Scott, part of A Wild Cove Mystery, a collection of suspenseful short stories about a by-the-book officer, new to a mysterious town that she must now save. Follow her in each thrilling story which can be read in one sitting.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Deadlock (An FBI Thriller Book 24) by [Catherine Coulter]This exhilarating FBI thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter finds Savich and Sherlock confronting two baffling mysteries.

A young wife is forced to confront a decades-old deadly secret when a medium connects her to her dead grandfather.

A vicious psychopath wants ultimate revenge against Savich, but first, she wants to destroy what he loves most—his family.

A series of three red boxes are delivered personally to Savich at the Hoover Building, each one containing puzzle pieces of a town only FBI agent Pippa Cinelli recognizes. Savich sends in Cinelli to investigate undercover but someone knows who she is.

Savich and Sherlock are up to their eyebrows in danger, but can they figure out the red box puzzle and the young wife’s secret before it’s too late?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook


















Night Shift (A Helping Hands Mystery Book 2) by [Annelise Ryan]When social worker Hildy Schneider commits to an after-hours side job, she finds herself drawn into the darker side of small-town Sorenson, Wisconsin—and the twisted mind of an unnamed killer . . .   Strange things have been happening since Hildy started moonlighting with local police, but a desperate late-night call involving a former patient from Sorenson General Hospital tops the list. Although Danny Hildebrand has been tormented by hallucinations for years, he swears he’s being haunted for real by the victim of a grisly murder . . .   The rambling ghost story seems like another delusion. But after a body turns up in a neglected farmhouse crawling with secrets, Hildy and the magnetic Detective Bob Richmond rush to explain Danny’s knowledge of the incident. As the crime-solving partners unwittingly grow closer while examining a series of eerie leads, they realize that surviving past sunrise means shedding light on a criminal willing to do whatever it takes to stay in the shadows . . .    Praise for Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series “The funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever!” —Laura Levine, author of Killer Cruise “The forensic details will interest Patricia Cornwell readers . . . while the often slapstick humor and the blossoming romance between Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans.” —Booklist     “Has it all: suspense, laughter, a spicy dash of romance.” —New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen   “[Ryan] smoothly blends humor, distinctive characters, and authentic forensic detail.” —Publishers Weekly  (Amazon)

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Iced Over (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Heather Day Gilbert]BOOK TWO in the ALL-NEW BARKS & BEANS CAFE cozy mystery series!!

Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.

Black Friday turns fatal when an armored security truck hits an icy patch and runs over an embankment near the cafe. With one driver dead and the other in a coma, police are baffled by the discovery that $500,000 is missing from the truck’s cache.

When strangers show up at Barks & Beans asking nosy questions about a young cafe employee, Macy’s mama bear instincts kick in. She can’t ignore what her gut is telling her—that things aren’t all they seem on the surface—and with a little help from her brother, Bo, and her Great Dane, Coal, Macy follows up on a few leads of her own. But if the ruthless thief beats her to the stash, the thin ice she’s been skating on might just crack.

Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.

The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series in order:
Book 1: No Filter
Book 2: Iced Over
Book 3: Fair Trade  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback